Theo Dorgan is a poet, novelist, non-fiction writer, editor, broadcaster and scriptwriter. He has published five books of poetry. Doireann Ni Ghriofa, a bilingual writer, has won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature 2016, the Michael Hartnett Prize and the Ireland Chair of Poetry bursary. Hugo Hamilton grew up with three languages - Irish, English and German - and his fiction often sutures these cultures into points of intersection.Leanne O'Sullivan has published three collections of poetry. She has won the Ireland Chair of Poetry bursary, the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and the Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry.Thomas McCarthy, the editor, is a poet, novelist and critic. He has published seven collections of poetry and two novels.